State Rep. Clint Owlett announced that nearly $1.2 million in housing assistance has been granted to various projects in Bradford, Potter and Tioga counties.
“This is huge news for some very worthwhile projects designed to help those in need living in the district,” said Owlett. “Many folks simply need a helping hand in order to avoid homelessness or just to get back on their feet. The programs receiving these grants work with communities and families to ensure support is available when needed.”
Funding and projects are as follows:
- Cleveland Dream Center Inc., Tioga County — $200,000 to assist those who are homeless or facing homelessness after reentering society, either from incarceration and/or drug addiction.
- David’s by the Lake, Tioga County — $82,500 to help provide transitional housing for three homeless families with children or older couples without children. Families also receive services and assistance in moving to permanent housing.
- United Christian Ministries Inc., Tioga County — $90,500 to supplement the organization’s current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grant. Funding will also help residents with rental assistance and organizational funds to cover the cost of supplemental rent, building operations, supportive services and program/organization administration.
- Trehab, Bradford County — $600,000 to mitigate the effect of the Marcellus Shale housing shortage. Funding will be used to provide down payment and closing cost grants among other supports to help move families and individuals into proper housing.
- Tioga Bradford Housing Authority, Bradford County — $150,000 to assist county residents access needed funding for repairs and upgrades, including new roofs, windows and doors; new water heaters; siding repair; plumbing and electrical upgrades; furnace replacement; and upgraded insulation.
- Northern Tier Community Action Corp., Potter County — $60,000 to assist households that are facing homelessness. Services including financial assistance, case management, data collection and evaluation.
Funding is allocated to the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement for grants from three sources: Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Realty Transfer Taxes and the National Housing Trust Fund.